Chad Henne, Matt Moore among Chiefs backup quarterback options


The Kansas City Chiefs are checking in on backup quarterbacks in free agency, including Matt Moore and Chad Henne.

Brett Veach made it clear that getting a veteran in the depth chart for the Kansas City Chiefs to sit behind Patrick Mahomes was one of his next priorities during a press conference on Wednesday. On Thursday, the first names were officially leaked. Chad Henne and Matt Moore are apparently both on the Chiefs depth chart and, according to Jeff Darlington, some visits have even been made already to Arrowhead.

Henne has been the primary backup to Blake Bortles with the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2012, a long stint for a backup role and it’s strange that he stuck around even after flaming out as a starting option. Henne’s career record of 18-35 won’t make anyone feel very good about him as a long-term starting option, but he definitely has plenty of experience to bring to the table if that’s what Veach is looking for.

Henne has thrown only 2 passes since 2014, however, so he barely has any more experience than Tyler Bray in the last few years. The Chiefs will have to feel good about what he brings to the field and film room despite the lack of opportunity to stay game-ready.

As for Moore, he comes with the most recent and relevant experience if the Chiefs have the opportunity to choose between them both. As the Miami Dolphins back-up, Moore has had plenty of chances to play given Ryan Tannehill’s injury history. Over the last two seasons, Moore has thrown 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions with a starting record of 2-3 in that time. His career record is 15-15 with 45 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.